University of Wolverhampton
Glass and Ceramics with Foundation Year BA (Hons)
University of Wolverhampton

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics course encourages students to develop approaches to practice based on ‘thinking through making’ where learning takes place through direct, responsive engagement with materials and processes, combining tacit knowledge of skills and craft with curiosity, speculation and reflection.

The Foundation year prepares students for university level study. Successful completion of our Foundation course permits access to any of our Art or Digital Media BA (Hons) or BDes (Hons) degree courses, which include Fashion, Fine Art, Furniture Design, Glass and Ceramics, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Paint and Print Making, Photography, Product Design, Sculpture and Environmental Art — The Foundation year begins with modules aimed at providing transferable study skills and then, in the second semester, gives students the opportunity to study more specialist modules, with a focus on various aspects of Arts and Digital Media.

The course at Wolverhampton is an intensive studio based programme, supported by technical workshops, theoretical engagement and a wide range of study visits and opportunities to promote and exhibit your work. The programme aims to support media specialist practitioners in glass and ceramics alongside students who want to work across media and subject disciplines and forge new relationships between conceptual and material approaches to practice.

Initially students are given opportunities to engage with materials and processes associated with glass and ceramics alongside related activities of print, drawing/image making and digital manufacture. Increasingly students are encouraged to adopt more personal, informed and responsive approaches that will allow for diverse practice across a wide spectrum of craft, design and art contexts.

The course aims to:

• Provide you with an exciting and diverse introduction to contemporary Glass and Ceramics practice.

• Support you to acquire specialist knowledge and practical experience of working in Glass and Ceramics.

• Encourage you to test and explore different approaches to practice and to critically evaluate the relationship between idea, media, method and outcome.

• Enable you to develop an individually negotiated practice informed by a relevant theoretical and contextual framework.

• Produce informed independent and reflective practitioners who can adapt their knowledge, understanding and skills for a variety of professional contexts.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 9 graduates of Glass and Ceramics with Foundation Year BA (Hons) at University of Wolverhampton for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Ceramics.

Overall student satisfaction
71 /100
9 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Glass and Ceramics with Foundation Year BA (Hons) at University of Wolverhampton

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Glass and Ceramics with Foundation Year BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £17000 £16000 £18500
25-75 percentile range £15000 - £21500 £11000 - £20000 £14000 - £23500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Ceramics

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £18000 £15246 £18052
25-75 percentile range £15000 - £21000 £10693 - £20299 £12542 - £24157

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Glass and Ceramics with Foundation Year, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Glass and Ceramics with Foundation Year BA (Hons) at University of Wolverhampton

30% Artistic, literary and media occupations
20% Sales occupations
15% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Librarians and Related Professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
5% Elementary occupations

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.0
    • All Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Glass and Ceramics with Foundation Year, BA (Hons).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University of Wolverhampton is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Glass and Ceramics with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Wolverhampton in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Wolverhampton in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #47 
    • #58 
    Art & Design
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

Design

    • #29 
    • #35 
    Design & Crafts
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

See all university rankings of University of Wolverhampton

What students say about studying Ceramics in the UK?

  • Ceramics at the Alberta College of Art + Design

About University of Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton (UWO) is a government funded university divided into four campuses across the West Midlands, Shropshire and Staffordshire in England. The main campus is situated in Wolverhampton city centre, with the other campuses being in Walsall and Telford. Specifically for Nursing students, the university runs a Health Education Centre in Burton-upon-Trent.

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Where is this programme taught

Wolverhampton City Campus
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